The Perfect Age to Have Kids, According to Science

 

The Perfect Age to Have Kids, According to Science

2020/07/01

Deciding whether and when to have a kid can be the most agonizing leap of faith we ever make (if we’re lucky).

Wouldn’t it be helpful if some objective, external entity just came along and said, “Here. This is the exact age you should have a baby”—your imminent promotion, student debt albatross and iffy relationship situation be damned.

Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, there actually IS a perfect age to get procreating. And that age is…drumroll, please…32.

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France won't allow a name if the courts agree it will lead to a lifetime of mockery



In France, local birth certificate registrars must inform their local court if they feel a baby name goes against the child's best interests.



The court can then ban the name if it agrees, and will do so especially if it feels the name could lead to a lifetime of mockery.










Baby names banned in France 



Nutella



Strawberry



Deamon



Prince William 



Mini Cooper










Germany has a number of strict baby-naming rules



Germany has a number of baby-naming restrictions, including: no gender-neutral names; no last names, names of objects, or names of products as first names; and no names that could negatively affect the child's well-being or lead to humiliation.










Baby names banned in Germany



Matti



Osama Bin Laden



Adolf Hitler



Kohl 



Stompie










Switzerland has a list of strict rules, too



Like Germany, Switzerland also has a number of baby-naming restrictions, and the Swiss civil registrar must approve all baby names.



In general, if the name is deemed to harm the child's well-being or be offensive to a third party, it will not be approved. Other rules include no giving a boy a girl's name or a girl a boy's name, no biblical villains, no naming your child a brand name, no place names, and no last names as first names.










Baby names banned in Switzerland



Judas



Chanel



Paris



Schmid



Mercedes










In Iceland, baby names must align with the linguistic structure and conventional spelling system of Iceland



Unless both parents are foreign, parents in Iceland must submit their child's name to the National Registry within six months of birth. If the name is not on the registry's list of approved names, parents must seek approval of the name with the Icelandic Naming Committee.



About half of the names submitted get rejected for violating Iceland's strict naming requirements. Among these requirements, names must be capable of having Icelandic grammatical endings, may not conflict with the linguistic structure of Iceland, and should be written in accordance with the ordinary rules of Icelandic orthography.



So, for example, if a name contains a letter that does not appear in the Icelandic alphabet (the letters C, Q, and W, for example), the names are banned.










Baby names banned in Iceland



Zoe



Harriet



Duncan



Enrique



Ludwig










Baby names banned in Denmark



Jakobp



Ashleiy



Anus



Monkey 



Pluto










In most cases, Norway won't allow you to use a last name as a first name 



Norway has loosened its baby-naming lawsin recent years, but it has kept two key provisions.



The name won't be accepted if it is considered to be a major disadvantage for the person or for other strong reasons.



And you cannot choose a first name that is already registered in Norway's Population Register as a last or middle name (in Norway, middle names are essentially second surnames). The exception is if the name has origins or tradition as a first name in Norway or abroad or has tradition in a culture that does not distinguish between first and last name. So naming your baby one of the most popular last names in Norway, like Hansen or Haugen, would not be allowed.










Baby names banned in Norway



Hansen



Johansen



Olsen



Haugen



Larsen










Sweden bans names it considers 'obviously unsuitable' as a first name or offensive



Sweden bans first names that could cause offense to others or discomfort for the one using it.



It bans other names that would be considered obviously unsuitable as a first name.



Parents must submit the proposed name of their child within three months of birth to the Swedish Tax Agency and could face fines for failing to register a name.










Baby names banned in Sweden



Metallica



Superman



Ikea 



Elvis



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Malaysia considers names that are animals, insults, numbers, royal or honorary names, and food 'undesirable'



Malaysia has a list of names it considers "undesirable" and that are subsequently banned.



On the list of unacceptable names are animals, insults, numbers, royal or honorary names, and food.










Baby names banned in Malaysia



Chinese Ah Chwar (Snake)



Woti (Sexual intercourse)



Khiow Khoo (Hunchbake)



Chow Tow (Smelly Head)



Sor Chai (Insane)










One part of Mexico has a list of explicitly banned names that are considered derogatory, lacking in meaning, or mockable



A law passed in Sonora, Mexico, explicitly bans 61 first names that are either considered derogatory, lacking in meaning or mockable.



Authorities say the objective is to protect children from being bullied because of their name.










Baby names banned in Mexico



Facebook



Rambo



Escroto (Scrotum)



Hermoine



Batman










Baby names banned in New Zealand



Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii



Lucifer



Sex Fruit



Fat Boy



Cinderella Beauty Blossom 










Portugal has an 82-page list of names that denotes which are accepted and which are not



In Portugal, children's names must betraditionally Portuguese, gender-specific, and full, meaning no nicknames.



To make things easier on parents, the country offers an 82-page list of namesthat denotes which are accepted and which are not.










Baby names banned in Portugal



Nirvana



Rihanna



Jimmy



Viking



Sayonara










Baby names banned in Saudi Arabia



Binyameen



Malika (Queen)



Malak (Angel)



Linda



Maya

























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Writer Clare Ansbury cites 2016 fertility data from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which states, “The fecundity of women decreases gradually but significantly beginning approximately at age 32 years and decreases more rapidly after age 37 years.”

As we have discussed in the past, there’s no need to panic about infertility at 33—or even 43. The research simply says your chances of getting pregnant are optimal up until 32.

Millennials, take note.

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